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March 29-31 San Diego, California

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Wednesday, March 29 • 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Adapting Edward de Bono’s “6 Thinking Hats” to Support Effective Classroom Critique FILLING

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Peer critique always seems like a good idea in theory, but it’s difficult to steer students and teachers away from their favorite go-to feedback: “Nice job” (unspecific), “I like it” (unhelpful), and “I don’t get it” (unkind). Without a common language, clear goals, and highly structured expectations/accountability, students understandably flounder when tasked with critique activities time and time again, resulting in interpersonal tension, wasted classroom time, and unchanging works-in-progress.

Effective peer critique should SAVE time and frustration by creating a method for students to productively improve each other’s work, without hurt feelings, while supporting learning objectives and fostering equity. Students should be focused on advancing their work while honing lifelong interpersonal skills – the art of being humbly critical and graciously receptive to criticism. But how can teachers practically support all of these outcomes while in the midst of a deeper learning endeavor which has its own content goals and objectives?

This workshop will introduce a practical system for instructing, facilitating, and assessing effective peer critique practices. Based in part on Edward de Bono’s model of the Six Thinking Hats, students and teachers are challenged and guided to examine work from multiple angles methodically (what de Bono calls “Parallel Thinking”), supporting each learner’s individual grappling of learning objectives, empowering a deeper mastery classroom content, metacognition, and communication skills. This practical feedback system has been tested, implemented, and refined with students ranging from Elementary through High School. In this session, participants will step into the role of the classroom student, acquiring a new feedback language firsthand while applying that language through a variety of modeled peer critique activities. Participants will walk away with a feedback infrastructure that can actually support the goals of effective peer critique in the classroom with tangible, measurable outcomes.

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Erin P. Lukas

Teacher, Dayton Regional STEM School
I have been teaching middle school for the last 9 years. For the last 3 years I have been teaching at the Dayton Regional STEM School in Dayton, Ohio. I currently teach 8th Grade Science and 8th Grade STEM Foundations (a course that combines engineering, problem solving, and communication... Read More →
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Emerie Lukas

Consultant & Designer, Emerie Lukas LLC
I was a teacher for 5 years at the Dayton Regional STEM School, developing middle school curricula around soft skills such as communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and organization. Some of my curricula have been modeled and trained at other schools, universities, and... Read More →

Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 4:30pm
HTHI 215

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